Thanks New Cascadia for the Gluten-Free Goods!

I can't help but rave about

New Cascadia Bakery

. They are a gluten-free bakery located in Southeast Portland, but also distribute to our local grocery store, New Seasons. Since embarking on this diet it has had it's ups and downs, one of the many downs has been poor quality bread and pastries. I've tried a couple of recommended brands and while their product wasn't offensive, they also weren't necessarily good. However, a wine colleague recently told me about New Cascadia because his daughter has Celiac Disease and she loves this bakery. It is hard for me to justify going to SE just for a pastry, but luckily they sell their goods to my local grocery store.

While their bread is a little dense, it is the best tasting of all the gluten-free breads I've tried. The real treat, though, is in their pastries. They have the most amazing cupcakes. Today I treated myself to their orange cupcake with vanilla frosting. The frosting had a nice orange zesty-ness to it.

I am thinking that I need to get my lazy butt over to Southeast tomorrow and try one of their sticky buns or many other mouthwatering pastries.

This little guy didn't last much longer after this photo was taken.